We have endured, through the last half of my life, an abject tempest. Our people are going through hell on earth. It has touched not only my heart, but apparently my mind as well. I am not immune to the tortures of man, and even the immortals have endured pain such as mine. For that they have cast down their wroth upon us. Who am I to think I have more reserve, composure, or reservation than the Gods? A mere mortal at the call of Satan, a vassal obeying the behest of God. Nothing more, nothing less. But let me get to the meat and potatoes of my writing.
I’m sure our beloved president is doing the best he can. I’m sure he has the best interest of our country, not only in mind, but in his heart as well. I have confidence he is doing everything he knows to do. Unfortunately, I don’t know if he knows enough to get the job done. Still yet, I want to give him the benefit of the doubt. But somehow doubt is all I can give after examination of the facts.
No matter how much I apologize, no matter how much I recant, we are in trouble ladies and gentlemen. We are in dire straits. Lo, if only I were king, a lowly peasant such as I. One who has had his own house in order since time immemorial, might, just maybe, stay the course and lead our nation to economic prosperity. The course is not difficult. Sagacity, determination and discipline are the keys. Hard decisions. Tough choices. A little pain and sacrifice now for a prosperous future is what’s needed.
And how would I do that you ask? First I would cut the budget by 20% across the board, and I mean across the board. That would mean ending the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan and bringing troop levels down to a minimum. A savings of billions a month. That means government employees unemployed. Which means less government. Next, I would cut capital gains tax to 5% to succor capital investment. Then I would put a one year hiatus on payroll tax for any company that hires 100 employees or more, which have to stay employed for at least a full year. I would eliminate all tax benefits for companies that take, or have taken, jobs out of the country. I would give a dollar for dollar tax credit of $5,000 per person for every new hire a company engages in a one year period. Lastly, I would make the trade deficit commensurate with all countries, especially China. Then, if more were needed, we would take it from there.
I’m certain one would find, after calculating the figures, that I would have spent less than our current government did in their first stimulus package. The one that has proven fruitless thus far. Like I said, or maybe I didn’t, it isn’t rocket science. Even a proletarian like myself gets a glimmer of light once in awhile.